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Minister to preside over Oman Olympic Academy inauguration
December 1, 2018 | 2:07 PM
by Times News Service
Sheikh Saad bin Mohammed Al Mardhoof Al Saadi, Minister of Sports Affairs. Supplied Photo
 
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MUSCAT: In concurrence with the Sultanate’s celebrations marking the glorious 48th National Day and in continuation of the approach adopted by Oman Olympic Committee in line with its vision under the theme “Sport for Development, Sheikh Saad bin Mohammed Al Mardhoof Al Saadi, Minister of Sports Affairs, will on Monday, December 3 preside over the opening of Oman Olympic Academy.



Attending the opening ceremony will also be the OOC Board members, Dr. Abdullah Misfir Al Hayyan, Board member of the International Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS), a number of chairmen and members of the sports associations and committees, officials of the sports community, athletes and representatives of the media.

Following months of preparations and utilization of specialized expertise and continuous and strenuous work, Oman Olympic Academy is now all set to carry out its mission in support of the sports sector and athletes. Consisting of various facilities, halls and specialized library, the Academy is intended to provide training to qualify sports cadres in various academic specialisations in the sports field and propagate Olympic culture, values and philosophy.

The academy’s programme includes, inter alia, sports management, coach and referee training and qualitative courses for sports associations.


Oman Olympic Academy will contribute to supporting the Omani sports strategy adopted by the Ministry of Sports Affairs under the theme “towards a sports society” based on three main pillars, namely sports for all, promotion of national teams and contribution to comprehensive development. To this end, field educational prorammes will be launched in several areas, including sports associations, clubs, school sports organisations, sports and health. Specialized courses will also be held in various fields such as sports marketing and investment, management of sports facilities, sports media and sports medicine.

The Academy’s 2019 plan includes courses in sports management and finance, sports media, advanced sports management and courses aimed at qualifying coaches of hockey and handball and bowling courses.

The accounts of Oman Olympic Committee on the social media network will also be commissioned on the sideline of the academy inauguration.

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